The Roots, Mitski, And The National Set To Headline Pitchfork Music Festival

The annual event will take place July 15-17 in Chicago.

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The Roots- Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella
The Roots- Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella

An exciting lineup of artists has been revealed for this years’ Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place on July 15-17 in Chicago’s Union Park. Among the 2022 headliners are the legendary hip-hop group The Roots, singer-songwriter, Mitski and Brooklyn rockers, The National.

The fest features a wide-spanning range of genres for every fan, from rising Philadelphia rapper Tierra Whack and R&B star Amber Mark to British psych-rockers, Spiritualized. Other notable acts on the lineup include Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, Earl Sweatshirt, Lucy Dacus, Dry Cleaning, Noname, and Cate Le Bon, among many others.

Tickets for Pitchfork Music Festival go on sale on March 11. There are options for general three-day passes, starting at $200, as well as single-day tickets for $99. The organizers are also offering Plus passes, which include dining curation, private bars and bathrooms, and exclusive re-entry. Three-day Plus tickets are $399, with individual days costing $199.

Hosted by Pitchfork Media, the annual summer festival first began in Chicago in 2006, with a lineup that included Os Mutantes, Spoon, Devendra Banhart, and 2022 headliners, The National. From there, the popular festival expanded to other cities, including Paris in 2011, and Berlin and London last year.

In addition to music, the weekend-long event also aims to shine a spotlight on local businesses, with a special focus on the Chicago arts and food communities. For tickets and more information on the Pitchfork Music Festival, visit their official website.

Headliners The Roots, meanwhile, can be seen nightly as the house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Drummer and co-frontman Questlove has also remained busy with a variety of projects over the past year. In February, the multitalented artist launched the fourth season of his podcast, Questlove Supreme, while last year, he made his directorial debut with the widely acclaimed Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). The film, which focuses on the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, has won several awards, including Best Documentary at the 2022 Independent Spirit Awards this month.

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